Peter Cochrane is a futurist, business mentor, advisor, consultant, and angel to a wide range of government departments and international companies in the UK and USA. Throughout his career, Peter has worked across a broad spectrum including: circuit, system, and network design; software production and manufacture, machine programming, switching, and transmission; human interfaces; adaptive systems and control; AI and AL; company transformation and management system design. Peter was formerly CTO and head of research for British Telecom. He has held numerous academic posts, including the Collier Chair for the Public Understanding of Science & Technology @ Bristol, and visiting Professor to CNET, Southampton, Nottingham Trent, Robert Gordon’s, Kent and Essex Universities. He is currently a visiting professor at University College London. Peter has also received numerous prizes and awards, including the City & Guilds’ Prince Philip Medal, the IEEE Millennium Medal, an OBE, and the Queen’s Award for Innovation and The Martlesham Medal.
In our class today, Peter will talk about innovative thinking.